Okay, let's get to it then, ever have one of those projects that leaves you scratching your head? Not happy with it but unsure what to do?
I'm having one of those moments. It's been nagging me for about a week. I first shared a "sneak preview" with you here. I'm just not happy with it and canNOT figure out what to do about it.
This is a plaster piece, a decorative wall plaque that holds a candle. I've never liked the original color and that had to be changed if it was going to hang in my home.
Upon closer examination you can see the detail and texture.
Including the intentional cracks.
Kudos to overall detail of the piece, a big EWW at the colors (for me at least).
I wanted to give this piece a little makeover in the colors that would best compliment our living room. It will be hanging right between our french doors and a window, so I pulled color from the roman blinds.
I couldn't find any spray paint in the color I wanted so I had to hand paint this, it took 2 long, meticulous coats with a small brush.
Maybe I should have left it like this, I don't know.
Here's a close up shot:
Since this is plaster and there are cracks and plaster is white...I wanted to highlight the cracks with...you guessed it...white.
At this point I was questioning whether that was a good idea as it looks like lightning strikes all over it, right?
Ugh, maybe when I use the Rub 'n Buff and give it a clear coat it'll look better..............
Here's a shot of it in the straight daylight:
I just don't know. Maybe I'm being overly critical but I doubt it because usually I like what I've done to things when I give 'em a makeover, this time it just didn't strike me, totally unsure of how it turned out.
Here's a close up of the gold detail:
And here it is hanging on the wall between the draperies:
It matches, that's a fact and it does look okay from a distance...I just don't know.
So there's the before and after and I definitely prefer the after, but...just not sure if it will remain this way. Still scratching my head.
Any ideas? What do you think?
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